Three creations exhibited by BMW Motorrad Canada. The result of a customization project for the BMW R 18 model. Three different expressions of personality, starting with the Bavarian custom note.
There are three Canadian specialists whose collaboration has resulted in so many interpretations of the BMW R 18. They are Jay Donovan of Victoria, British Columbia; Konquer Motorcycles of Kelowna, also in British Columbia; and Augment Motorworks of Toronto, Ontario. The trainers showed the bikes to BMW Motorrad Canada and to Roland Stocker, BMW Motorrad Project Manager for the Heritage specimens.
The only requirements for these creations were the operation and that the motorcycles continue to comply with the road use law. All three bikes will be included in a tour of dealerships in different locations across Canada, it has been reported.
Jay Donovan’s R 18 Future Café represents a study in the use of metal. A design brought to life with the intention of redirecting the exhaust up, over the cylinder head and back, ending up under the seat. It also features a completely redefined tank and upper section in exposed brushed aluminum, as well as front and rear fenders cut in contrasting black for a long, refined look.
The R 18 Tattooed Chopper by Augment Motorworks is the result of the work carried out by Nick Acosta of Augment Motorworks in interpreting the classic style of the American chopper, but associated with the muscular forms of the German custom, nicknamed in this case “The Boxer”. ”. The paint is enlivened by a tattoo theme, combined with a sway bar, hand-carved headlight bracket, raised handlebars, custom seat and vibrating exhaust.
The Konquer Motorcycles R 18 Diamond Custom is the result of the work of Rob Thiessen and his team at Konquer Motorcycles, who fashioned a custom dragster out of the R 18. Note the gold-painted BMW wheels and a electronically adjustable exhaust.
The tunic is metallic bronze and there are modified front and rear fenders, a connotative diamond pattern and a custom saddle.
The classic design and distinctive proportions of the BMW R 18 provide an ideal basis for customization. The heart of the project remains the 1,802cc “Big Boxer” twin-cylinder engine.